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Previcox (Firocoxib 57mg) 30 Tablets

Previcox general information

What is Previcox used for?

Previcox chewable tablets 57mg are a medication used for dogs to treat and manage the pain and inflammation that can be caused by osteoarthritis.  Many dogs suffer from osteoarthritis, particularly as they age.  Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of the joints and can cause pain, swelling and stiffness, particularly in the legs, hips and backbone, which can restrict your dog’s activity and cause lameness.  Previcox chewable tablets 57mg can help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and improve your dog’s mobility.  Previcox chewable tablets 57mg is also used to reduce pain following orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery in dogs.  Previcox chewable tablets 57mg are intended for use for dogs only and should not be given to cats or other pets.

How does Previcox work?

Previcox chewable tablets 57mg contain firocoxib a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) belonging to the coxib class that has anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relief) and antipyretic (reduces fever) properties.  NSAIDs inhibit the cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme responsible for the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which are mediators of a variety of cellular processes as well as inflammation.  There are two COX enzymes, COX1 which is produced constitutively and is needed for normal cell functions and COX-2 which is induced during the inflammatory process.  Firocoxib in Previcox chewable tablets 57mg acts specifically on the inhibition of COX-2 resulting in anti-inflammatory activity which relieves the pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints caused by osteoarthritis.  Previcox chewable tablets 57mg are fast acting and available as BBQ flavoured tablets that are more palatable and easier for dogs to swallow.

What does Previcox contain?

Previcox chewable tablets 57mg contains the active ingredient firocoxib, a NSAID that is used to treat pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis and surgery in dogs. 

Treating osteoarthritis in dogs with Previcox

Previcox chewable tablets 57mg contains firocoxib a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat dogs to help manage the pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis.  Many dogs suffer from osteoarthritis, particularly as they age.  Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of the joints causing pain, swelling and stiffness, particularly in the legs, hips and backbone, which can restrict your dog’s activity and cause lameness.  Firocoxib in Previcox chewable tablets 57mg specifically inhibits the COX-2 enzyme responsible for the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which are mediators of inflammation.  The anti-inflammatory activity of firocoxib in Previcox chewable tablets 57mg relieves the pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints caused by osteoarthritis. 

What are the side effects of Previcox?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Previcox chewable tablets 57mg include gastrointestinal problems; vomiting, diarrhoea and loss of appetite, lethargy and behavioural changes

When should Previcox not be used?

You should not use Previcox chewable tablets 57mg if your dog:

  • is allergic to firocoxib or any other NSAID or any ingredients in Previcox
  • is pregnant or lactating
  • is younger than 7 months or weighs less than 5.7 kg (12.5 lb)
  • is dehydrated
  • has a heart condition, liver or kidney disease or bleeding disorders 
  • has been given other NSAID medication like meloxicam or firocoxib, corticosteroids, some heart drugs (ACE inhibitors), some drugs for seizure control

How should Previcox be given?

You should give your dog Previcox chewable tablets 57mg by mouth and with food.  The recommended dose is 2.27 mg/lb (5.0mg/kg) body weight per day, given once daily.  The dose of Previcox chewable tablets 57mg may be reduced to 2 mg firocoxib /kg/day given as a single dose, depending on your dog’s response and your veterinarian’s recommendation.  You should see signs of improvement within a few days.  For the control of postoperative pain, you should give your dog Previcox chewable tablets 57mg approximately 2 hours before the procedure and for 3 days after.  You should continue to give Previcox chewable tablets 57mg to your dog for as long as recommended by your veterinarian, which may be long term, as Previcox chewable tablets 57mg will help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis in your dog but will not cure your dog’s condition. 

How long should you take Previcox?

You should continue to give Previcox chewable tablets 57mg to your dog for as long as recommended by your veterinarian, which may be long term, as Previcox chewable tablets 57mg will help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis in your dog but will not cure your dog’s condition. 

Missed dose of Previcox

If you miss a dose of Previcox chewable tablets 57mg give it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to give the next dose, then skip the missed dose.  Do not give a double dose.

How should Previcox be stored?

You should store your Previcox chewable tablets 57mg below 25°C in a cool dry place and protect from light. 

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Previcox (Firocoxib 57mg) 30 Tablets

Previcox (Firocoxib 57mg) 30 Tablets

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Previcox (Firocoxib 57mg) 30 Tablets/Pack
Active Ingredient
Firocoxib
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Merial
Product Type
Anti-inflammatory (NSAID)
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Feb 2021
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Previcox contains firocoxib a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to treat osteoarthritis in dogs to help manage pain and inflammation.

Previcox general information

What is Previcox used for?

Previcox chewable tablets 57mg are a medication used for dogs to treat and manage the pain and inflammation that can be caused by osteoarthritis.  Many dogs suffer from osteoarthritis, particularly as they age.  Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of the joints and can cause pain, swelling and stiffness, particularly in the legs, hips and backbone, which can restrict your dog’s activity and cause lameness.  Previcox chewable tablets 57mg can help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and improve your dog’s mobility.  Previcox chewable tablets 57mg is also used to reduce pain following orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery in dogs.  Previcox chewable tablets 57mg are intended for use for dogs only and should not be given to cats or other pets.

How does Previcox work?

Previcox chewable tablets 57mg contain firocoxib a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) belonging to the coxib class that has anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relief) and antipyretic (reduces fever) properties.  NSAIDs inhibit the cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme responsible for the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which are mediators of a variety of cellular processes as well as inflammation.  There are two COX enzymes, COX1 which is produced constitutively and is needed for normal cell functions and COX-2 which is induced during the inflammatory process.  Firocoxib in Previcox chewable tablets 57mg acts specifically on the inhibition of COX-2 resulting in anti-inflammatory activity which relieves the pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints caused by osteoarthritis.  Previcox chewable tablets 57mg are fast acting and available as BBQ flavoured tablets that are more palatable and easier for dogs to swallow.

What does Previcox contain?

Previcox chewable tablets 57mg contains the active ingredient firocoxib, a NSAID that is used to treat pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis and surgery in dogs. 

Treating osteoarthritis in dogs with Previcox

Previcox chewable tablets 57mg contains firocoxib a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat dogs to help manage the pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis.  Many dogs suffer from osteoarthritis, particularly as they age.  Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of the joints causing pain, swelling and stiffness, particularly in the legs, hips and backbone, which can restrict your dog’s activity and cause lameness.  Firocoxib in Previcox chewable tablets 57mg specifically inhibits the COX-2 enzyme responsible for the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which are mediators of inflammation.  The anti-inflammatory activity of firocoxib in Previcox chewable tablets 57mg relieves the pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints caused by osteoarthritis. 

What are the side effects of Previcox?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Previcox chewable tablets 57mg include gastrointestinal problems; vomiting, diarrhoea and loss of appetite, lethargy and behavioural changes

When should Previcox not be used?

You should not use Previcox chewable tablets 57mg if your dog:

  • is allergic to firocoxib or any other NSAID or any ingredients in Previcox
  • is pregnant or lactating
  • is younger than 7 months or weighs less than 5.7 kg (12.5 lb)
  • is dehydrated
  • has a heart condition, liver or kidney disease or bleeding disorders 
  • has been given other NSAID medication like meloxicam or firocoxib, corticosteroids, some heart drugs (ACE inhibitors), some drugs for seizure control

How should Previcox be given?

You should give your dog Previcox chewable tablets 57mg by mouth and with food.  The recommended dose is 2.27 mg/lb (5.0mg/kg) body weight per day, given once daily.  The dose of Previcox chewable tablets 57mg may be reduced to 2 mg firocoxib /kg/day given as a single dose, depending on your dog’s response and your veterinarian’s recommendation.  You should see signs of improvement within a few days.  For the control of postoperative pain, you should give your dog Previcox chewable tablets 57mg approximately 2 hours before the procedure and for 3 days after.  You should continue to give Previcox chewable tablets 57mg to your dog for as long as recommended by your veterinarian, which may be long term, as Previcox chewable tablets 57mg will help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis in your dog but will not cure your dog’s condition. 

How long should you take Previcox?

You should continue to give Previcox chewable tablets 57mg to your dog for as long as recommended by your veterinarian, which may be long term, as Previcox chewable tablets 57mg will help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis in your dog but will not cure your dog’s condition. 

Missed dose of Previcox

If you miss a dose of Previcox chewable tablets 57mg give it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to give the next dose, then skip the missed dose.  Do not give a double dose.

How should Previcox be stored?

You should store your Previcox chewable tablets 57mg below 25°C in a cool dry place and protect from light. 

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